Peugeot has set a fuel consumption record for its 308 equipped with the new 130hp 1.2 liter PureTech three cylinder turbo petrol engine. It can cover 1,810 kilometers on a single tank, and has an average fuel consumption of 2.85 l/100 km. The carmaker says is has achieved this figure using a standard production 308 hatchback.

The record, however, was set on a track and not in regular traffic conditions. It covered the entire distance on the Almeria circuit in Spain under the supervision of the French test authotrity UTAC.

The car ran for morethan 32 hours, consuming 51.3 liters of fuel. The turbocharged 1.2-liter 3-cylinder engine uses high-pressure direct injection (200 bar) and a new generation high efficiency turbo running at 240,000 rpm. The new engine will have its commercial debut on the 308 at the end of March. Official average fuel consumption is 4.6 l/100 km (61.4 mpg UK/51.1 mpg US), with CO2 emissions rated at 107 g/km.

The new engine will add to the 308’s three existing petrol engines (from 82 to 155 hp) and four diesels (from 92 to 150 hp). The PureTech 1.2-liter 3-cylinder unit will also be available on the Peugeot 208 and 2008 in a 110 hp version in the coming weeks.